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Saturday, 5 March 2016

Creative Squirt

Over the last week I've had a bit of what I would call a creative squirt, I was sorting through a cupboard after the fishing last week when I stumbled across a box of off cuts from the wood turning & float making and came up with a plan to use a few of them for tools after the recent amount of flies I've been tying for Finland.

With using different varnishes and dubbing's for the flies I only had two needles so was constantly cleaning the varnish from them before using them for dubbing so with the off cuts and some piano wire I had for some stick floats I decided to fashion a couple more for myself and these were the result.

Fashioned from off cuts of Spalted Beech I created a large and small needle, which hopefully should stop the constant cleaning of them before I use them for another task.









In the box with the Spalted Beech was an off cut of Olive Wood which I  had a bit of fun with and turned it a bit more elaborate and this was the result.


I have been teaching the couple of students who I communicate with online the art of Fluting in a couple of forms so as always the EDIP principle I had drilled into me during my forces days always shines through...Explanation, Demonstration, Imitation & Practice. So these were my Demonstration Floats, the first floats I've had the pleasure of making since November last year.


Three Fluted Perch Bobbers with a larger style fluted float which I was asked to make for a Personal friend for Barbel.








To finish off the week I had an hour or so at the vice last night making some holographic nymphs.


Copper holographic's

finishing off with a couple of green holographic nymphs.

Not a bad week all in all considering I've been motoring on with a poisoned finger all week after an accident at work.


I thought it best not to hold my finger up seeing as its my middle finger....lol




2 comments:

  1. What happened at work to poison your finger? Those are really nice looking floats by the way.

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  2. I picked my noise Ben...lol, no seriously got it cut whilst working on a machine, I hate wearing gloves and it got infected, on the mend now though. The floats are a favourite to make as they take time and patience.
    regards
    George

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